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alt recap | what’s your story


I left the family last week and ran off to Utah for the Altitude Design Summit. For the second year in a row, it did not disappoint! The entire conference was filled with great connecting, reminders of why I love what I do and encouragement to make this space even better for us. I had one of my favorite dinners cooked by Stephanie, sat in on great panels and sponsored by Blurb Books, hosted a party on Friday night.

The party was themed, “what’s your story” to parallel the sponsor’s brand. I hosted a truffle and wine tasting and created a very vintage library feel for the evening. Books, heavy wood bars and hundreds of bulbed lights centered the room. Each of the truffles and wines had their own story to tell and the attendees were given note cards to write in their own stories for sharing.

Although a dimly lite vintage party is not normally my style, it was fun to design a space that allowed for connection and conversation. Above the bar was a light display created with large vintage replica bulbs, wire and thick roping. Neon pops showed up throughout the room in painted vases, cute tape and crafted accents.

The story wall was a favorite feature from the evening. I had a graphic brick wall created and heavy lights strung down throughout it. Each guest had a chance to share their own story with the room. It was fun, after such an inspiring conference, to hear quick bits about the dreams and personal brands of my fellow bloggers.

Photos of the night by Cassidy Tuttle and B.A.D. photography.

PS. If you were at the party, you can grab a photo of your story here.


  • teresita
    January 24, 2012 at 8:36 am

    this tuned out beautiful!! congrats!!

  • Carrie Rowe
    January 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I heard great things about Alt and your party!!!!

  • domestikate
    January 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, Victoria. I love this concept and it all looks so beautiful!

  • Chelsea C.
    January 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Woah woah woah! I came here to let you know how nice it was to meet you and I suddenly saw my face pop up on your gorgeous blog! (That’s me, in the green — Lovely Indeed.) In any case, thanks for including me, and it was so, so lovely to meet you. The wall was one of my favorite things that evening. I’m excited to keep up with what’s next for you! xo

  • Lena
    January 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    What an amazing party-the concept really is incredible!

  • Nikki
    January 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    You hosted a lovely party. It was so nice meeting you.

  • LisaDay
    January 25, 2012 at 4:41 am

    What a great party. I like the stories.


  • Emily
    January 25, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Awesome idea! I will definitely be using this is the future!


  • Lindsey
    January 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hi there! Someone commented that my “story” had made it on your blog summary! So I came to check it out! Loved the story board idea at the mini party. Thanks for the post!

  • Victoria
    January 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Chelsea, it was super fun to meet you! Thanks for having such a great cute pose next to that wall:)

  • kat jackson
    January 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    this looks like so much fun! i love that you took your party style in a totally different direction- and it still came out great. I dream of being at ALT someday!

  • Liz
    January 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

    It looks like you had a blast! Thanks for posting about your experience.

  • Hana
    January 27, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Oh Victoria – your Alt party looks amazing! Love the story wall…

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